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THE PHOTOSCHOOL
MENTORING WITH RUTH GILMOUR

Book a one-on-one Mentoring Session with Ruth! Whether you consider yourself a creative, a hobbyist, photographer at any stage of your journey or a business owner, you can book in for a one-on-one mentoring session with Ruth to further your photography knowledge and skillset!

LIFE SHOULD BE CAPTURED BEAUTIFULLY. WE CAN'T WAIT TO HELP YOU CAPTURE IT.

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MENTORING FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS & CREATIVES

Whether you are an experienced photographer or hobbyist, a mentoring session will help you grow creatively and technically. The direction of the session will be determined by what you would like to learn. Nothing is off limits when I mentor you. We can discuss anything you need help with during this time and you can ask me anything you want to know!

 

Below is some of the content I have covered during these sessions.

  • Using your Digital SLR - what all those buttons do

  • Understanding light & how to manage difficult lighting conditions

  • Understanding composition and how to use this to improve your images

  • Editing & editing workflows

  • Creating your workflow for your sales process

  • Using systems to be more productive

  • Creating your workflow for your sales process

  • Creating profitable products and packages

  • Choosing the best apps, programmes, subscriptions to support your business

And much much more!

 
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My two or three-hour mentoring session is perfect if you have a specific area/s of your photography or in your business that you want to work on. Often these sessions are used for coaching on pricing, editing or just chatting over a bunch of questions you might have around business, social media etc.

2 Hours - $450 + GST
3 Hours - $600 + GST

PICK MY BRAIN

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LIVE SHOOT

During this 2.5 hour session we'll  chat over how I plan my shoots including prep, locations, posing and lighting. Together we'll plan a shoot according to what you would like to add to your portfolio and/or the type of session you feel you need the most help with.

During the shoot as I pose and direct, I will talk you through my thought processes. We will finish our time together with a debrief discussion. This can include a Q & A viewing and editing the images we just photographed or a portfolio review.

Includes: 

  • 60 minute shoot 

  • 90 minute debrief session after the shoot

  • Templates: My portrait shoot  guide, contracts, email templates & loads of other resources

This live shoot can be added on to any mentoring session package as well as purchased individually.

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This full day mentoring session is 7 hours long and includes a live shoot. I love getting to know all about your business and being able to identify and help you through several different areas. We will identify the areas you need to focus on and together come up with a plan of action! This is also a great opportunity for you to create content for your portfolio!

Bonus: worth $750

I will shoot 5 branding images of you during our session that can be used for marketing! 

Includes: 

  • 7 hours One-on-one mentoring in person

  • Live shoot (usually $650 + GST )

  • 5 branding images ($usually $750 + GST)

  • Templates: My portrait shoot  guide, contracts, email templates & loads of other resources

  • Platter to graze on

FULL DAY

$700 + GST

$1600 + GST

BUSINESSES & ORGANISATION MENTORING

I love working with businesses and organisations to help add value to your marketing and communication through images. If you’d like to know more about how to better curate your website images, social media platform, how to take better images for your business or edit for your brand I’d love to help .

 

This investment includes:

  • A welcome questionnaire to find out about your business and how you can use photography to build your brand and market your products or services. 

  • A one-hour consultation which includes recommendations around styling, lighting, composition, gear, setup, editing and a Q & A time for anything else you would like to know. 

  • A one hour follow up consultation over zoom - alternatively, this can be used to add on to the first consultation to make the session two hours

  • Mileage and travel up to 30 km of Hamilton CBD

  • This package can be used for up to four people

$450 + GST

Additional hours or follow up consultation $150 + GST per/hour
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FAQ

Where do mentoring sessions take place?


The mentoring sessions can take place either online, in person here in the Waikato or I can travel to you. Travel up to 30km of the Hamilton CBD is included in the price of your mentoring session. Mileage costs may apply for further travel.




What do we go over during a Photography or Creatives Mentoring Session?


Anything and everything! Nothing is off limit, you are steering the ship and every business is unique with different challenges. Before your session, you will be sent a questionnaire so I can find out more about you and your business and together we will identify the areas that you need the most mentoring in.




What is the booking fee?


The booking fee is 25% off your session fee and is to secure your date in my calendar. The booking fee is non-refundable if you decide to cancel your Mentoring Session.




How does the live shoot work?


This is such a great opportunity to build confidence in directing! We'll collaborate to come up with a shoot that meets your learning objectives. I'll co-ordinate with the client and cc you in on all communications. On the day I'll lead the session as I usually would but you are more than welcome to shoot for your portfolio as well as direct on your own. After our session we'll look at the images and debrief the process and experience. Two weeks later I'll send you the gallery of edited images so you can see the results.





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WHAT PEOPLE SAY

“I booked a last minute one on one mentor session with Ruth last week while I was in town. We went over all the technical side of using my camera and also learnt lots of tricks for dealing with lighting issues. Couldn’t recommend her enough! I’m looking forward to when she brings her workshops to Akl!”

LAURA PATTERSON